Out of Commission

Well, I'll be taking it easy the next couple of days whether I like it or not. I really hurt my back this morning (all I did was sit down on the bed!), and was stuck on the floor for a couple hours unable to move. I was in so much pain but couldn't cry because that made it hurt even worse. I don't know what I would have done if Isabelle wasn't able to get the phone for me. Thankfully, she was up at 6 this morning and didn't sleep in. So, I was able to call Chris at work and he came home to help me and his parents came and took the kids for the morning so I could go to the hospital. We kept debating to call an ambulance (I was in that much pain), but I wanted to go to Gundersen (and not Franciscan) since I know the doctor and nurses there.

I was laying on the floor since about 6:45 am and they set up my appointment for 10:15. While that seemed like a lifetime away, it turned out it was a good thing because it took me that long just to be able to stand up! I finally sucked it up and dealt with the pain as best as I could as Chris tried to help me up. Man, that was a long and painful process! But I think it helped a little walking around.

I had hurt my back last weekend, but it was nothing like this. I could still move and walk around. I thought at the time that it hurt a lot. But after today, I'd say my pain that day was a 3 and today it's a 10. Definitely no fun at all. So, here I am, laying in bed. I'm uncomfortable, but at least I'm not in as much pain as before. Chris will be taking the kids to his parents tonight to watch the college basketball game with them so I can relax even more. Grahm is taking a nap and Isabelle is also sleeping right in bed next to me. She has been a sweetheart and is so concerned for me. And Chris has been absolutely fantastic in helping me out today (and it was so great that his boss let him leave work today to help me).

The doctor believes that I'll be feeling much better by Monday. I sure hope so! I hate just laying here not being able to help out. Of course, at the moment I can't do much. It hurts to even shift my weight. And it takes me about 10 minutes to change positions. I feel almost guilty being able to relax and watch tv while Chris has to chase the kids around this weekend. I will definitely owe him after this!

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